Final

Series (Game 8 of 8)

New York leads 5-3

Game 1: Wednesday, October 19th
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Game 2: Thursday, October 20th
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Game 3: Thursday, October 27th
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Game 4: Wednesday, December 28th
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Game 5: Thursday, February 2nd
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Game 6: Wednesday, March 29th
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Game 7: Thursday, April 6th
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Game 8: Tuesday, April 11th
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Islanders 3

(35-38-5, 75 pts)

Rangers 2

(44-23-12, 100 pts)

7:00 PM ET, April 11, 2006

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

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NYI 1 2 03
NYR 0 0 22

M. Satan (Islanders - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

R. DiPietro (Islanders - G): Saves: 36, Save Pct.: .947

P. Sykora (Rangers - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

NY Islanders (34-38-5) at NY Rangers (44-22-12) 7:00 pm EDT

NY Islanders (34-38-5) at NY Rangers (44-22-12) 7:00 pm EDT

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers would like nothing better than to move closer to the Atlantic Division title at the expense of a bitter rival.

The Rangers look for their fifth win in six outings when they face the New York Islanders for the final time this season.

Reaching the 100-point mark for the sixth time in franchise history and first since 1993-1994, the Rangers have a five-point lead over Philadelphia in the division race with four games left.

Blair Betts scored his eighth goal and Sandis Ozolinsh added his sixth on the power play for the Rangers, whose four-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Jaromir Jagr registered an assist to raise his point total to a league-leading 119. He is looking to become the first player to win the Art Ross Trophy five years apart since Hall of Famer Bobby Orr in 1975.

Alexei Yashin had a pair of goals and Rick DiPietro made 20 saves for his first shutout of the season for the Islanders, who snapped a six-game losing streak with Saturday's 5-0 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Martin Straka scored twice and Jarkko Immonen added his first of the season to lead the Rangers to a their fifth straight win over the Islanders - a 3-1 triumph last Wednesday.

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